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Displaying from Thursday, August 28, 2014
 August 2014
Thursday 28
12:00 - EVENT - UWA Education Researcher Seminar : What Can Australia learn from Parish Pedagogies? An Analysis of Irish Pre-school Practice using the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scales Website | More Information
In 2008, UNICEF published The Childcare Transition - A league table of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Economically Advanced Countries, which evaluated and compared 25 OECD countries on ten quality pre-school standards. Ireland ranked last at 25th and Australia only two places ahead (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - Adeno-associated virus: an essential component in the toolkit for molecular manipulation of the liver Website | More Information
Dr Grant Logan has worked in the fields of viral pathology and environmental virology before joining the Children’s Medical Research Institute in 1995. In the Gene Therapy Research Unit he has developed retroviral vectors to induce immunological responses to cancer, forming the basis of his MSc (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Repelling sharks to save them...and us! : Animal Biology Seminar Series More Information
Shark repellents have traditionally been used to reduce the risk of ‘attack’, but they also play a role in reducing bycatch and, ultimately, protecting these ecologically and economically important species. Ryan Kempster, a shark biologist at UWA, will reveal the history of shark repellent (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Secret Societies and Rock Art in Central Africa - Understanding a Forgotten Art More Information
Ancestors of the Chewa-speaking peoples of south-central Africa made a type of rock art that comprises stylised finger paintings of humans and animals. The images depict masked dancers from a secret society known as nyau. Nyau concerns much more than just dancing; nyau is said by its members to be ‘ (...)

18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Is Bitcoin really a currency? : A public lecture with Professor David Yermack from New York University More Information
Bitcoin is a "virtual currency” made possible by the internet. One attraction for many is that the creation and use of Bitcoin as a currency is that is independent of any bank. But, is Bitcoin a valid currency or is it a speculative investment? Professor David Yermack provides an informed (...)
Friday 29
8:00 - EVENT - Combined Biological Sciences Meeting : 24th Annual CBSM @ UWA University Club Website | More Information
CBSM aims to promote biological science in Western Australia by encouraging the interaction of scientists, students and industry representatives from all aspects of life science. The meeting is designed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and expertise to keep the life sciences in WA (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - A Fourfold Sutra for Environmental Monitoring and Compliance : Dr Rohan Sadler, Astron Environmental Services Website | More Information
A Fourfold Sutra for Environmental Monitoring and Compliance: Regulation, Remote Sensing, Information Management and Product Development

R&D (research and development; including process improvement and leaning up) is really the only means a small- to mid- tier company can compete (i.e (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Point-primitive generalised polygons More Information
Tomasz Popiel (UWA)

will speak on

Point-primitive generalised polygons

at 3pm Friday 29 August in Weatherburn Lecture Theatre.


This talk will be about some on-going joint work with John Bamberg, Stephen Glasby, Cheryl Praeger and (...)
Sunday 31
15:00 - CONCERT - Keyed Up! Recital Series - David Dolan : Make this part of your diary and give your Sunday afternoons a new dimension! Website | More Information
David Dolan has devoted his career as a concert pianist, researcher and teacher to the revival of the art of classical improvisation. David has performed at major concert venues and festivals, such as the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London and is a professor at the Yehudi Menuhin (...)

 September 2014
Monday 01
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - IAVS 2014 : 57th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science Website | More Information
The International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) is a worldwide union of scientists and others interested in theoretical and practical studies of vegetation: its composition and structure, history, classification, distribution, ecology, dynamics, management and uses in the landscape. The (...)
Tuesday 02
13:00 - SEMINAR - Down from the verandah and back again: Cross-cultural and experimental studies of human physical attractiveness. : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: Although beauty is often said to be ‘in the eye of the beholder’, the past 30 years of research into human mate preferences has revealed that our judgments of physical attractiveness are not so subjective. Instead, sexual dimorphism in body composition and secondary sexual traits is (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Concrete Power: the ideology of monumental public building in ancient Rome by Prof. Jeff Tatum Website | More Information
Prof. Jeff Tatum, of Victoria University of Wellington, is a 2014 Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Visiting Professor.

It is well known that monumental architecture in Rome was a crucial medium for the exhibition of aristocratic prestige, not least by way of its enduring (...)
Wednesday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Together/Apart: intimacy and autonomy in contemporary personal life Website | More Information
A public lecture by Sasha Roseneil, Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large.

We long to connect, to be close to another, yet we also want our own space, need to do our own thing. That a fundamental tension exists (...)
Thursday 04
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Developing Your Teaching Portfolio Website | More Information
This workshop will focus on the criteria and evidence that can be included in a teaching portfolio and used for PDR and promotion. You will leave this session confident and eager to make a start on your own portfolio. This workshop is a good follow-up to the 'What counts as evidence of good (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - The Rise of the Nucleolus as a Target for the Treatment of Cancer: ‘mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Ribosoma’ Website | More Information
Professor Ross Hannan is a head of the Oncogenic Signaling and Growth Control Program in the Division of Research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia. The focus of his research is to understand at the molecular level how ribosome biogenesis and nucleolar function are (...)

17:45 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2014 John Toohey Oration, The long march from Milirrpum to Mabo: great lawyers at work : A free lecture given by The Honourable Dr Fred Chaney AO More Information
The Mabo decision in 1992 was a decisive shift in the law as it had been previously understood. It effected the most significant shift in the balance of power between Aboriginal Australians and the settler society since 1788. Great lawyers playing many different roles, in Milirrpum and beyond (...)
Friday 05
12:00 - SEMINAR - ‘T cells: from clonal selection and Burnet to sugar and fat’ Website | More Information
Axel Kallies is a laboratory head in the Molecular Immunology Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne.

Dr Kallies received his PhD from the Free University in Berlin, Germany, where he worked on transcriptional targets of IRF-8 and their role in (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Counting surfaces: ribbon graphs, branched covers, and more More Information
Norman Do (Monash University)

will speak on

Counting surfaces: ribbon graphs, branched covers, and more

at 3pm Friday 5 September in Weatherburn Lecture Theatre.


The enumeration of ribbon graphs (graphs embedded in surfaces) (...)
Tuesday 09
18:00 - EVENT - Exploring the Epigenome: from stem cells to your brain, and in between : 2014 Ian Constable Lecture Website | More Information
The 2014 Ian Constable Lecture by Professor Ryan Lister, Future Fellow Plant Energy Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence.

In this lecture Professor Lister will discuss the cutting edge DNA sequencing techniques that have led to the production of the first comprehensive maps of the human (...)
Wednesday 10
16:00 - SEMINAR - HCV adaptation to host immune responses during acute infection: relevance to infection and treatment outcomes : this seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global health problem with an estimated 170 million people infected worldwide presenting a risk to develop end-stage liver diseases such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Albeit the host’s immune responses developed against HCV and/or initiation of treatment (...)

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